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Qur'an : A Historical-Critical Introduction - by Nicolai Sinai (Hardcover)

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The Qur'an represents both Islam's historical point of origin and its scriptural foundation, inaugurating a new religion and, ultimately, a new civilisation. Yet the text itself can be difficult to understand, and the scholarship devoted to it is often highly technical. This comprehensive introduction to the basic methods and current state of historical-critical Qur'anic scholarship covers all of the field's major questions, such as: Where and when did the Qur'an emerge? How do Qur'anic surahs function as literary compositions? How do the Qur'an's main themes and ideas relate to and transform earlier Jewish and Christian traditions?Reading this book will give you the tools needed to work with and understand this vital but complex text.
Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Series Title: New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Nicolai Sinai
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2017
TCIN: 53066855
UPC: 9780748695768
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-0685

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